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Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Students also acquire specific knowledge and skills needed to function in a variety of career opportunities at broadcast facilities, corporations, and civic enterprises.

Such endeavors include but are not limited to media production/talent, corporate management, marketing, advertising and public relations, sales promotions, law school, ministry, human relations, public speaking, and corporate and civic leadership.

Option: Communication Arts

Communication Arts explores the world of communications with a focus on oral presentation, drawing on the university’s co-curricular program in theatre. Students take courses in acting, script writing, voice and articulation. They also may participate in RSU Theatre, which presents several full-scale productions each year. The communication arts is an excellent pre-law degree or pre-seminary degree. Students will be prepared for careers such as Business Operations Manager, Media Planner, Customer Service Representative, Sales Associate, Management Trainer/Developer, Communication Consultant, Human Resources Manager, Political Campaigner and Theater Director and Actor

Option: Corporate Communications 

Corporate Communications prepares you for the responsibility of communicating on behalf of organizations, both large and small, including major companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities. A passport to unlimited opportunities, the corporate communications option for this bachelor degree prepares students for careers in Print or Broadcast Media, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Sales, Promotions, Management and Electronic Media. RSU’s faculty guide students through the discipline and offer insight and directions toward achieving the bachelor degree. Coursework focuses on practical application of corporate communication theory in the workplace.

Option: Radio/Television 

Television and Radio Stations are your entry into the exciting world of broadcast media. Many of our graduates are employed by area television and radio stations in a variety of roles. Courses include news reporting, audio production, video production and media law. Students receive hands-on training as camera operators, floor directors, audio operators and graphics operators. Students can develop their own projects including news, features stories, and promotions with station equipment. Advanced students may work on high-definition digital productions. Students learn not only the theory, but also the practice of electronic media production.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early application is encouraged.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Writing for the Media
  • Argumentation and Persuasion
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Communication Theory
  • Senior Capstone
  • Multimedia Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission and the $20 application fee
  • Submit Statement of Understanding
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores, if fewer than 24 US-equivalent college credit hours earned. Information on these programs may be found at act.org and www.sat.org.
  • Supply official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official high school transcript with English translation, if fewer than 24 US-equivalent college credit hours earned
  • All official transcripts with an official stamp or seal on the documents from all current and previous colleges or universities attended and/or submit an attested copy verified by an authorized agency
  • Transfer students may also be asked to provide course syllabi and/or descriptions for evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremore

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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